Gene Luen Yang and Dike Ruan helped reestablish the Master of Kung-Fu, Shang-Chi, in the modern Marvel Universe in their recent mini-series, and now they will get a chance to tell his story on a monthly basis in a new on-going series this May.
‘Shang-Chi’ #1 opens with greatest fighter in the world taking his place as the leader of the Five Weapons Society. The only problem is that the Society is still technically a criminal organization, so how will Shang-Chi convince other Marvel heroes such as Spider-Man, the X-Men, and the Avengers that he is actually working on the inside for the better of mankind?
Yang is excited to to continue the story that he and Ruan began last year, and said that “We’re going to show how Shang-Chi’s brand-new role affects the rest of the Marvel Universe. We’ll have him interact with old friends and new foes… and even old friends who become new foes.”
Check out the cover by Leinil Francis Yu below and look for Shang-Chi #1 in stores on May 19.